Each year the University of Melbourne welcomes the best and brightest students from all over the world. In 2017 nearly 400 Vietnamese students are enrolled at the University.
Many of our students love studying in Melbourne, not only because of the world-class education they are receiving, but also because of the excitement of the city, the strong Vietnamese community, and the lifelong friendships they make while they are here.
“The whole thing - from living in Melbourne, making friends from all around the world, attending lectures, tutorials and participating in the club’s activities - is a world of experiences for me. I am proud to be a part of this University, be a student of experienced teachers and befriend people of many talents. For the first time ever, I can understand the phrase “once in a lifetime”. I fell in love with this campus at first sight because it is so beautiful in its own way, with many places for self-studying as well as operating group activities. The campus is the most attractive maze I have ever got lost in,” says Bachelor of Commerce student and A.G Whitlam International Undergraduate Scholarship recipient, Hanh Nguyen.
Hanh Nguyen, Bachelor of Commerce, A.G Whitlam International Undergraduate Scholarship recipient
The University of Melbourne is ranked 7th globally for graduate employability. Our graduates are in high demand, with more than 250 Australian and international organisations – consulting firms, technology firms, government and industry – actively recruiting on campus each year. The Melbourne Model connects students with each other, the University community and the wider world. There is a wide range of opportunities to engage with organisations outside the University, through internships with business and community groups, applied research projects and overseas study programs.
“I was lucky enough to have a chance to visit the University of Melbourne after I finished my high school in Vietnam. I was amazed by how beautiful our campus was and how friendly everyone in uni was. It took me seconds to decide that this was the place I wanted to study at in the future. My dream is to become a Doctor, and it will be more than great if I can study medicine here after I finish my Bachelor of Biomedicine degree,” says Bachelor of Biomedicine (Immunology) student Hai Nam Pham.
There are many career services available to help students enhance their employability, by providing them with practical assistance on job/internship interviews and applications. Students can drop in to get one-on-one consultations regarding their resumes and cover letters.
The most liveable city
Living in the world’s most liveable city# means there is something for everyone. With its large Vietnamese community, and the University’s main Parkville campus just a short stroll from the city centre, Bachelor of Arts student Vinh An Nguyen thinks Melbourne is a great place to live.
“Studying and living in Melbourne is definitely one of my most invaluable experiences. I have made friends with people from various nations and cultural backgrounds, thus broadening my social relationships, promoting multicultural understanding and enabling me to work in an international environment in the future. Furthermore, by taking part in IVSUM (International Vietnamese Students at the University of Melbourne), I am able to develop my social skills and become more self-confident,” she says.
The University also offers a wide range of scholarship opportunities for international students. There are scholarships that support accommodation costs, course fees, study abroad and exchange, and living costs. We've selected a few examples for you:
- The Melbourne International Undergraduate Scholarship is an extremely prestigious and competitive scholarship which offers funding of up to $56 000 to the best and brightest students each year. It was established by the University of Melbourne in recognition of the significant contribution made by international students to the diversity of the University's student population.
- The Bachelor of Arts International Scholarship offers 25 or 50 per cent fee remission, or a $5,000 bursary, to a select group of high ranking international students in recognition of their excellent academic results, supporting them to commence a Bachelor of Arts.
- The Melbourne Housing Bursary has been established to assist students in financial need, or who need to live away from home in order to attend university. Student's can receive up to $2,600 towards their living costs from this bursary.
- The Melbourne Mobility Awards offers funding of $1,000 - $2,000 to students who have received approval to study overseas as part of a University of Melbourne Exchange or Study Abroad program or a University of Melbourne subject with an overseas component. This can be a great way of travelling while studying.
Vinh An Nguyen, Bachelor of Arts (Media & Communication), Melbourne International Undergraduate Scholarship recipient
Clubs and Societies
There are more than 200 clubs affiliated to the University of Melbourne Student Union (UMSU), ranging from social and cultural, to spiritual and political areas. “I have been involved in many student societies and case competitions and have volunteered for the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program at Collingwood College. This summer I will do Global Management Consulting in San Francisco,” says Bachelor of Commerce student Hanh Nguyen.
If you are thinking about studying at the University of Melbourne, register now to hear more from us.
*Academic Ranking of World Universities 2017, ^QS World University Rankings 2018, #The Economist Intelligence Unit 2011-2017